If you're looking for a healthy, tasty diet to try, it's hard to go wrong with Mediterranean food. The food from this particular region is getting praise in health circles for being loaded with nutrition. While it may contain a wealth of fats, these aren't the scary fats in junk food but the "good" natural fats in olive oil and fish.
This might make it a good compromise for those who want a healthier menu in their lives, but aren't ready to give up great-tasting food. Typically, Mediterranean cuisine consists of fish, grains, vegetables and other foods native to the region.
Of course, there's no guarantee that this is the best diet for you, and it's important to consult with a doctor before any major nutrition changes. However, according to multiple sources, there are some reasons you might want to try the Mediterranean way regularly:
- Balance instead of restriction: A CNN piece on this diet said that it involves "no restriction" on fat consumption. Instead, you adjust the other things you eat accordingly, with lots of dark green vegetables, grains, fruit and fish, as well as lesser amounts of red meat, wine and dairy.
- Local restaurants can help you get a taste: If you're a stranger to Mediterranean food entirely, Orange County has multiple restaurants for you to try it out. This can also give you a sense of what is and isn't popular in OC.
- Relatively easy to prepare: Food doesn't have to be complicated to be good. Even if you're planning to hire a personal chef, choosing meals that are easy to prepare will save your household some stress.
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